Sweet Tart

Freedom is a large, oblate, round apple with red striping over yellow skin. Its cream-colored flesh is crisp and juicy with sweet-tart flavor. An all-purpose apple, it is good for fresh eating, sauce, and cider. It stores well.

Developed for disease resistance at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, its parentage includes Golden Delicious, Macoun, Rome, and a Russian apple, Antonovka. Its name refers to its “freedom” from apple scab.

Discovered: 1958 Geneva, New York

Parentage: A cross of two unnamed seedlings

Harvest: Late Season

Grown at these orchards